A Threefold Response to Intermarriage

By Alan Silverstein

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1991

Jewish intermarriage rate has grown from 6 percent in the early 1960s to nearly 50 percent in the 1990s. American marital patterns are increasingly independent of ethnic or religious considerations. In order to prosper, American Jewry must take a threefold response to the intermarriage phenomenon: prevention of intermarriage; conversion of the gentile spouse to Judaism; and outreach activity that will bring the less affiliated Jews back to their tradition.

Topic: Jewish-Christian Relations, Continuity, Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Conversion, Outreach, Affiliation, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses

Page Number(s): 7-12

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Silverstein, Alan. A Threefold Response to Intermarriage. The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1991: 7-12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10776


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